Girl Scout Week is proudly celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday. This week always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday on March 12. Girl Scout Week 2018 will be Sunday, March 11, through Saturday, March 17.
Many people like to take the opportunity during Girl Scout Week to share the Girl Scout Leadership Experience with their religious community. Often, local places of worship will share a Girl Scout insert in their bulletin or on an announcement board. GSNI has printable inserts available here for anyone who like to share the benefits of Girl Scouting with members of their faith.
We also provide the copy below which can be used, as needed, to highlight Girl Scouts in printed religious bulletins or newsletters:
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has enjoyed the support of religious organizations. Together, we have enriched the spiritual lives of Girl Scout members, each of whom strives from the perspective of their own personal belief to live up to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Many religious organizations develop and administer religious award programs especially for Girl Scouts. Because of this powerful partnership, Girl Scouts have become stronger members of their own faith, and girls from every faith have felt welcome in Girl Scouting. With community support and volunteers, Girl Scouts continues to be the premiere leadership organization for girls. Thank you for supporting Girl Scouts in your congregation!
Promoting strong values, leadership and community service are key components of Girl Scouting. Girls can join a troop or register independently to follow their desired path. A church-sponsored troop would be the perfect opportunity for girls to earn their religious award—encouraging them to grow strong in their faith. Girl Scouts offers a valuable program for our girls, so we also need caring adults to lead and mentor!
If you would like more information about joining Girl Scouts, the religious awards, or volunteering, please contact us at 1-844-476-4463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider sharing the Girl Scout Experience with members of your religious community during Girl Scout Week 2018. Thank you!